Cyber Monday sales Australia 2022 — best deals and discounts

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Black Friday is now been and gone with the arrival of Cyber Monday, and with the latter's arrival comes new opportunities to save on some of the hottest tech items and more. While we keep you up to date with the emerging deals for Cyber Monday over in our Cyber Monday hub, there are still some decent holdovers from Black Friday still live below.

But if you're really hunting for the best deals, you'll want to keep your eyes on Cyber Monday as that event well and truly takes centre stage.

Please note: sales prices tend to fluctuate and are correct at the time of updating.

Best Cyber Monday sales — top deals still live


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Black)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB (Black) | AU$1,349 AU$624 (save AU$725)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might be a generation old, but right now you can grab it for less than half price right now thanks to this Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal. Don't forget you need to apply code SNSNOV at checkout.

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB)

Apple iPhone 13 (512GB) | AU$1,749 AU$1,499 (save AU$250)

Sure, the iPhone 14 is out now, but if you want to save some money you could opt for the still-great iPhone 13, which is now discounted by AU$250 in the 512GB model. Discount applies to the Midnight, Red, Blue, and Starlight colour options.


LG G2 77-inch Evo Gallery Edition OLED TV

LG G2 77-inch Evo Gallery Edition OLED TV | AU$8,995 AU$6,590 (save AU$2,405)

The LG G2 is the company's most premium OLED TV of the year, offering a brighter, more dynamic display, along with premium design and excellent gaming features. The 'Gallery' part of the name suggests it should be mounted to the wall and displayed like the work of art it is. The LG G2 is available at its biggest discount with this 77-inch model and with more great savings for other sizes.

65-inch AU$4,995 AU$3,260 (save AU$1,735)
55-inch AU$3,695 AU$2,430 (save AU$1,265)

Samsung 75-inch QN90B 4K UHD Neo QLED TV |

Samsung 75-inch QN90B 4K UHD Neo QLED TV | AU$5,809 AU$3,488 (save AU$2,321)

Samsung's top 4K TV in Australia gets a massive discount for Black Friday / Cyber Monday, with the 75-inch model QN90B discounted by a mammoth AU$1,719! Sporting cutting edge Mini LED technology, the QN90B is able to achieve brilliant black levels without sacrificing brightness.

A similar discount can also be had at JB Hi-Fi.

Sony A80K 65-inch OLED TV with PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle

Sony A80K 65-inch OLED TV with PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle | From AU$4,679 AU$3,699 (save up to AU$1,234)

If you're looking to dive into some gaming over the holidays, this incredible bundle from Sony will give you everything you need. Get Sony's A80K in its 65-inch model bundled with a PS5 console and digital download of Horizon: Forbidden West. Normally, this telly has an RRP of AU$3,795, which mean you're essentially getting the console and game for free.

LG CS 65-inch OLED 4K Smart TV

LG CS 65-inch OLED 4K Smart TV | AU$3,695 AU$2,499 (save AU$1,196 with code) 

Although relatively new on the scene, LG's budget-friendly alternative to its class-leading C2 range brings most of the features found in LG's top-range C2 but with a couple of minor drawbacks, mainly that you're essentially getting a 2022 panel in a 2021 chassis. Still, that compromise saves you plenty of dough, especially with this Cyber Monday deal from Powerland AU's eBay store. Add code SNSNOV at checkout and you'll save a total of AU$1,196 off the RRP.

Discounts are also available on other sizes in LG's new CS range:

55-inch AU$3,239 AU$1,699 (save AU$1,540 with code)
77-inch AU$6,959 AU$4,549 (save AU$2,410 with code)

Samsung S95B 65-inch OLED TV

Samsung S95B 65-inch OLED TV | AU$4,495 AU$3,295 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$1,200)

The S95B is Samsung's attempt to follow the upward trend towards OLED dominance, with the company applying its Quantum Dot technology for brighter, more vibrant images, the trade-off being some aggressive auto-dimming at times to prevent burn-in. Still, gamers will appreciate the 4K/120Hz and VRR support. The 55-inch S95B is also discounted by AU$1,200, now AU$2,295 at JB Hi-Fi.

Samsung The Frame QLED 4K TV (2022)

Samsung The Frame QLED 4K TV (2022) | from AU$620 (save up to AU$1,915)

Samsung's The Frame is the top television for those who have an eye for interior design and want to keep their home looking pristine. This year's model has an anti-glare screen with a matte finish, making its art mode even more convincing. Now discounted in various sizes at Appliance Central.

32-inch model: AU$795 AU$620 (save AU$175)
43-inch model: AU$1,495 AU$1,220 (save AU$275)
50-inch model: AU$2,095 AU$1,480 (save AU$625)
55-inch model: AU$2,095 AU$1,370 (save AU$725)
65-inch model: AU$2,599 AU$2,090 (save AU$509)
75-inch model: AU$3,495 AU$2,350 (save AU$1,145)
85-inch model: AU$5,295 AU$3,380 (save AU$1,915)

LG QNED80 65-inch 4K QNED TV

LG QNED80 65-inch 4K QNED TV | AU$2,499 RRP AU$1,495(save AU$1,004)

LG takes a stab at Mini LED TV technology with its impressive QNED range, which aims to take on Samsung's Neo QLED offering with similar specs. Appliance Central has dropped the QNED80 range's price across multiple sizes, and this 65-inch has been discounted by AU$1,004 for Cyber Monday.

Also discounted in other sizes:
55-inch model: AU$1,995 AU$1,250 (save AU$745)
75-inch model: AU$3,495 AU$2,220 (save AU$1,275)
85-inch model: AU$4,995 AU$3,190 (save AU$1,805)

Samsung 65-inch QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV

Samsung 65-inch QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV | AU$3,899 RRP AU$2,680 (save AU$1,215)

One of Samsung's best 4K televisions of 2022 gets a huge discount at Appliance Central for Cyber Monday across multiple sizes, with savings of up to AU$1,215 for the 65-inch model. If those are too big for your living room, you could also opt for 55-inch (save AU$947), 50-inch (save AU$775) or 43-inch (save AU$705) models.

LG Nano91 86-inch NanoCell 4K Smart TV w/ AI ThinQ

LG Nano91 86-inch NanoCell 4K Smart TV w/ AI ThinQ | AU$5,450 RRP AU$3,360 (save AU$2,090)

While LG's OLED and QNED ranges are more advanced, you shouldn't disregard its NanoCell range, which offers excellent detail and colour via a traditional LCD panel that supports an additional filtering layer. This massive 86-inch Nano91 model is already discounted by a whopping AU$2,090 at Appliance Central.

Sony X90K 75-inch Bravia XR Full Array LED 4K TV

Sony X90K 75-inch Bravia XR Full Array LED 4K TV | AU$3,995 RRP AU$2,785 (save AU$1,210)

JB Hi-Fi has slashed the price of Sony's X90K in the 75-inch model for Cyber Monday. While it may not offer the most cutting edge backlighting technology, the X90K is still impressive thanks to Sony's updated Cognitive Processor XR, which delivers excellent colours and upscaling. Get it now at a AU$1,210 discount for just AU$2,785, which is a great price for such a large telly.

Tablets & ereaders

iPad 10.2 (2021, 256GB, Wi-Fi + cellular)

iPad 10.2 (2021, 256GB, Wi-Fi + cellular) | AU$1,029 AU$929 (save AU$100)

This 10.2-inch iPad from last year has been discounted by 10%, which is actually a pretty good deal for any Apple product. This is the 9th-gen model sports the A13 Bionic chipset and offers both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, along with 256GB of storage.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021, 8GB)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021, 8GB) | AU$239 AU$167 (save AU$72)

Now at its lowest price to date, Amazon's most popular ereader is a steal at just AU$167 for Cyber Monday. Get a beautiful 6.8-inch screen, improved battery than earlier models before, and 8GB of storage.

If you think that may not be enough storage for you, Amazon has also reduced the Kindle Paperwhite with 16GB of storage to just AU$179 (down from AU$259).


Amazon Fire TV Cube |

Amazon Fire TV Cube | AU$219 AU$159 at Amazon (save AU$60)

As the first Amazon Fire TV Cube to arrive in Australia, there's a lot of hype around this device. Sure, you can stream just as easily with a Fire TV Stick, but the Cube also has the internal grunt to stream some games and even offers live TV integration for cable boxes. It's also a faster performer overall.

Echo Dot (3rd-gen) deal for new Amazon Prime members

Echo Dot (3rd-gen) deal for new Amazon Prime members | AU$59 AU$19 (save AU$40)

An excellent deal, Amazon's Echo Dot (3rd-gen) has been slashed by a huge 68%, bring the cost of this high-tech smart speaker to just AU$19. If you have any interest in the Alexa ecosystem (or just want another smart speaker for your home), you absolutely cannot afford to pass this up.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050 | AU$4,839 AU$2,699 (save AU$2,140) 

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 sports a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, making it a gaming contender despite its slender frame. Buy direct from Lenovo and save AU$2,140.

Gigabyte Aero 16 XE4 (silver) | i7-12700H / RTX 3070 Ti / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD) |

Gigabyte Aero 16 XE4 (silver) | i7-12700H / RTX 3070 Ti / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD) | AU$4,599 AU$3,599 (save AU$1,000)

Save a cool thousand bucks off this beefy gaming laptop for Cyber Monday. It's got a 16-inch UHD+ OLED display, an Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB of SSD storage and a powerful RTX 3070 GPU. Now discounted by Mwave to a very tidy AU$3,599.

Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5  | i9-12900HK / RTX 3080 Ti / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD) |

Gigabyte Aero 16 YE5  | i9-12900HK / RTX 3080 Ti / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD) | AU$7,399 AU$4,999 (save AU$2,400)

At full price, the Gigabyte Aero 16 YES would be too expensive to recommend to most people. That said, it's Cyber Monday time of year, which means you can score this beastly gaming laptop from Scorptec with a gigantic discount of AU$2,400, bringing the price down to AU$4,999.

MSI Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara

MSI Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara | i7 / 16GB RAM / RTX 3060 | AU$3,999 AU$2,699 (save AU$1,300) 

Mwave has a great deal on this MSI special edition Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara laptop, which slashes AU$1,300 off the RRP. Now bad for a machine that sports an i7-11800H, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD with an RTX 3060 GPU. make this one a powerful laptop for work or play. It also features a beautiful 165Hz Mini LED with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Dell XPS 15 (9520) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti |

Dell XPS 15 (9520) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti | AU$4,798.20 AU$3,598.20 (save AU$1,200)

If you're after a laptop that looks professional but has some significant gaming grunt, this Dell XPS 15 certainly provides that. Sporting a gorgeous 15-inch OLED display, this XPS 15 also boasts a dedicated RTX 3050 Ti GPU, along with an i7 proccessor, 32GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB SSD. Now 25% off.

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13-inch 256GB

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13-inch 256GB | AU$1,499 AU$1,247 (save AU$252)

Apple's MacBook Air range gets you that primo MacBook experience at a much friendlier price point. 2020's MacBook Air sports a slim profile, but don't let that fool you — it's still backed by Apple's powerful M1 chip, bringing terrific speed and overall performance. This one is available at just AU$1,247 in Silver.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,999 AU$1,797 (save AU$202)

Sporting the new M2 chip, which brings amazing performance and battery life, the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) is now only AU$1,797, which is an impressive saving of AU$202 from the RRP. Please note, this is the Retina model with Touch Bar.


Sony WF-1000XM4 |

Sony WF-1000XM4 | AU$449 AU$259 (save AU$190)

Sony's WF-1000XM4 are the best wireless buds on the market, and while they're usually very expensive, you can pick them up now at their lowest price since last Cyber Monday. Boasting excellent sound and unmatched noise cancellation, you can get these top-tier buds from Kogan now for only AU$259. That's a saving of AU$190.

Bose QuietComfort 45

Bose QuietComfort 45 | AU$499 AU$339 (save AU$160)

Bose's incredibly popular QuietComfort 35 headphones basically put noise cancellation on the map, and the Bose QuietComfort 45 are the latest generation of that line. As you'd expect, they offer great noise cancellation and comfort, though admittedly their sound quality has since been outclassed by the flagship Bose 700 headphones. Still, they're a great set of cans. The white colour option is now on sale for AU$339, which is AU$160 cheaper than the RRP.

Sony WH-1000XM5 |

Sony WH-1000XM5 | AU$549 AU$459 at Kogan (save AU$100)

Not a huge discount and, again, we think there'll be a further price drop soon. Moreover, this is an imported (international) model, so make this purchase only if you're comfortable with that. It's currently the best price on what are arguably the best ANC cans on the market.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$599 AU$369 (save AU$230)

Bose’s flagship headphones are massively discounted ahead of the Cyber Monday sale, with their brilliant noise cancellation and excellent sound quality now available for around AU$230 less than their usual RRP. If you've had your eye on these cans, now would be the time to pick them up. Sale price apples to the black and silver colour options.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) | AU$399 AU$199 (save AU$200)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is last year's model, but truth be told, the new 5th-gen isn't all that different given how much more expensive it is. If you can live without a slight increase in battery life, skin temperature sensors and a sapphire display, we recommend getting this heavily discounted smartwatch instead.

Also on sale the same price via The Good Guys, Rebel Sport and JB Hi-Fi in three colours.

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct | AU$399 AU$274 (save AU$125)

Even though it's already been succeeded, the Garmin Instinct is still one of the better multi-sport smartwatches on the market. Right now, you can pick it up from Amazon with a sweet AU$125 discount, which is not too shabby.


Xbox Series S 512GB Console

Xbox Series S 512GB Console | AU$499 AU$399 (save AU$100)

A great value option for those who want to play current-gen Xbox games but don't need all the high-end bells and whistles of the latest 4K TVs, the Xbox Series S is the perfect console for to link up to your gaming monitor. It runs at 1440p and when paired with an Xbox Game Pass subscription allows you to access more games than you'll know what to do with. Now discounted by AU$100 at Amazon.

Alternatively, you can also grab this one for the same price via JB Hi-Fi and Kogan.

NBA 2K23 (PS5)

NBA 2K23 (PS5) | AU$119.95 AU$49 (save AU$70.95)

The latest NBA game from 2K offers fans the chance to dive into not only the latest season but also way back into some of the sport's most classic eras. Play the new Jordan model starting in his college days and all the way through to his final game, complete with era-appropriate telecast filters! Now discounted by an enormous 59%!

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem | AU$99.95 AU$64.95 (save AU$35)

It's rare to see this great of a discount on a game that only released a little over a month ago, which makes this deal one to seriously consider. This sequel to the critically acclaimed A Plague Tale has received an equal amount of praise, so if you've been on the fence about it, this might be a good time to pick it up.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PS5)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PS5) | AU$89.95 AU$49 (save AU$50.95)

Here's an awesome deal for Star Wars fans: play through the entire Skywalker Saga (that's all 9 of the main movies) in Lego form for just AU$49! We don't have to use the Jedi mind trick to convince you that this is an absolute bargain!

Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread | AU$79.95 AU$45 (save AU$34.95)

Metroid Dread is still the only dedicated Metroid game on Switch, and luckily, it's a cracker. Play as Samus as you explore your way around an alien planet. As always, you start out with your core abilities taken away and must earn them back in order to progress through the game.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

Super Mario Odyssey is the Nintendo mascot's biggest adventure on Switch, and gives players the opportunity to explore a variety of worlds which are brimming with personality. I mean, there's even a major metropolis called New Donk City to play in!

The Callisto Protocol (PS5)

The Callisto Protocol (PS5) | AU$99.95 AU$85 (save AU$14.95)

From the writer of Dead Space comes a game which could easily be described its spiritual successor. The Callisto Protocol is another terrifying sci-fi action game that sees you tasked with exploring the hostile environment of Callisto, a dead moon of Jupiter. 


Emma Comfort Mattress |

Emma Comfort Mattress | from AU$1,149 from AU$574.50 (save up to AU$772)

If you're looking for a mattress with even weight distribution that promises a cool night's sleep and superior comfort, the Emma Comfort Mattress is a great option. This all-foam mattress will definitely do the trick, however if you're after a mix of foam and springs, you could also opt for the Emma Comfort Premium Mattress, which is also 50% off.

Emma Diamond Hybrid Mattress |

Emma Diamond Hybrid Mattress | from AU$2,499 from AU$1,124.55 (save up to AU$2,061.95)

Just like the aforementioned Comfort Premium Mattress, Emma's Diamond Hybrid Mattress boasts a mix of foam and springs for excellent body support. It also features diamond and graphite particles infused in its materials which help dissipate heat, which sounds pretty good to us. Best of all, it's 55% off right now in every size.


Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Wireless Gaming Keyboard Phantom Edition

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Wireless Gaming Keyboard Phantom Edition | AU$329 AU$118.68 (save AU$210.32 with code)

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini is a great compact wireless keyboard that will bring a bit of style to your PC gaming setup. It's got mechanical switches and will last up to 200 hours on a full charge. Right now, this keyboard is discounted by AU$200 on Titan Gear's eBay store, and you can slash an extra AU$10.32 off by applying the code TOPITUP at checkout.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU | AU$399 AU$199 (save AU$200)

This AMD CPU may not be the most powerful around, but it is really affordable, which makes it a good option for those who just want to do some light gaming. Now AU$200 off at Mwave, with the added bonus bundled cooler thrown in.

Razer Kiyo X

Razer Kiyo X | AU$139 AU$50 (save AU$89)

Many of us are still working from home on occasion, and a good webcam is imperative in that situation. Razer's Kiyo Pro is a great affordable option that still offers auto focus functionality, with 1080p video at 30fps, or 720p at 60fps. If you're a serious game streamer, you might want something more advanced, but for everyone else, this'll do the trick.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed |

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | AU$109.95 AU$39 (save AU$70.95)

While it lacks some of the more advanced features that serious gamers crave, Razer's still very good Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless gaming mouse is an absolute steal thanks to this Cyber Monday which slashes its price by a stunning 65%, bringing the price down to just AU$39. Please note, this mouse is powered by AA batteries.

LG 38-inch ultrawide curved monitor (38WN95C)

LG 38-inch ultrawide curved monitor (38WN95C) | AU$2,199 AU$1,499 on Amazon (save AU$700)

Ultra-wide monitors are awesome, but they can be prohibitively expensive for many people. Thankfully, this deal on LG's 38-inch ultra-wide curved monitor slashes AU$700 off the RRP for Cyber Monday, making now the perfect time to broaden your gaming and productivity horizons. This Nano IPS display boasts a 3840 x 1600 resolution with HDR600 support and a 1ms response time.

Alienware 38-inch curved monitor (AW3821DW)

Alienware 38-inch curved monitor (AW3821DW) | AU$2,499 AU$1,849 (save AU$650)

Okay, so maybe you want a curved monitor that doesn't sacrifice height for width. In this instance, this monster 38-inch monitor from Alienware might be right for you. It's got a 21:9 aspect ratio and 144Hz refresh rate, and Amazon has discounted it by a hefty 26%.


Ecovacs Deebot N8 Plus |

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Plus | AU$1,499 AU$699 (save AU$800)

If you're in the market for a robot vacuum, you can't look past this incredible deal on Ecovacs' Deebot N8 Plus which slashes 53% from the original RRP! At just AU$699, this is an exceptional deal. Not only vacuums, but mops, too. You can also buy this directly from Ecovacs Robot for AU$699.

And, if you can live without the auto-empty station, you can grab the Deebot N8 Plus at the even cheaper price of AU$399 on Amazon.

Dyson Purifier Cool (TP07) |

Dyson Purifier Cool (TP07) | AU$899 AU$599 at Dyson (save AU$300)

Keep cool this summer with Purifier Cool tower fan. Not only will it circulate air in your home, but it will also clean the air by removing 99.95%3 of ultrafine particles.  Now AU$300 directly from Dyson in Black/Nickel and White/Silver.


Asus RT-AX55 Wi-Fi 6 router |

Asus RT-AX55 Wi-Fi 6 router | AU$229 AU$114.92 (save AU$114.08

While not the fastest Asus router, it can still reach incredible fast speeds of up to 1,800Mbps. If you're a power user, you may want to opt for the faster model, but this will be more than enough for most other people. Now discounted by 50%.


ErgoTune Supreme V3 |

ErgoTune Supreme V3 | AU$749 AU$599 at NorthDay (save AU$150)

In our very positive review of ErgoTune's Supreme V3 chair, we noted its excellent quality, its wealth of adjustability options, and its reasonable price point. Already the best mesh office chair in its price range, it's now even cheaper ahead of Black Friday with a AU$150 discount when you buy direct from the source. Available in Charcoal Black, Coral Red and Aqua Blue.

Cyber Monday deals to expect in 2022

Even in Australia, Black Friday / Cyber Monday is the best time of year to make any major purchase. Whether you're looking to buy a new TV or replace your mattress, Australia's retailers will always save their best discounts and deals until the end of the year.

That said, Cyber Monday 2022 might be slightly different to previous years, in that the pandemic is still causing shortages of essential components and parts across the globe, meaning certain items may sell out faster than usual.

For instance, even though PS5 restock has gotten better in the last few months, we still expect the in-demand console to sell out rather fast — especially if there's any sort of discount.

In summary, you can expect shortages like these to continue on for the rest of the year, meaning many items will be in low supply. Because of this, our advice is for Aussie consumers to take advantage of any great deals they spot and to get their shopping done earlier than usual this year.

When is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday 2022 is on Monday, November 28. That said, you can expect Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals to start well before the official start date. Retailers such as Amazon, The Good Guys, Dell and Bing Lee are known kick off the season with early deals, so make sure you keep an eye out for discounts in the weeks leading up to the official start date.

Who has the best Cyber Monday deals in 2022?

In Australia, there are many retailers who will be competing to bring the best deals and discounts on Cyber Monday. As for which retailer will have the best Black Friday deals, that will really depend on which category you plan to buy in. For instance, Amazon, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman usually offer the biggest savings on 4K TVs, smartphones and appliances. 

That said, those after a new PC or laptop should consider buying direct from brands such as Dell and HP. Additionally, it's worth keeping an eye on eBay Australia, which will offer discounts on practically everything, with even bigger savings for eBay Plus members.

Why is it called Black Friday? 

An event that began in the US, the term "Black Friday" as it relates to shopping dates back to 1961, and was used to describe the crowded pedestrian and vehicle traffic that usually came right after the holiday of Thanksgiving in Philadelphia. 

The term would continue to gain traction, eventually spreading throughout the entire country by 1975. Eventually, the term Black Friday would have a different meaning for retailers, marking the point in the US calendar year when companies go "in the black," meaning they would finally begin to turn a profit. This would allow them to slash prices on their remaining stock, leading to huge deals in the lead up to the holiday season. 

While that time of year varies from country to country, the Black Friday sales event has been adopted all over the world, which is why Australia now takes part.

Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen Lambrechts is the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide AU and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a dozen years. Before Tom's Guide, he spent several years as a Senior Journalist at TechRadar, had a brief stint as Editor in Chief at Official Xbox Magazine Australia, and has written for such mags and sites as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen and IGN. He's an expert when it comes to smartphones, TVs, gaming and streaming. In his spare time, he enjoys watching obscure horror movies on physical media, keeping an eye on the latest retro sneaker releases and listening to vinyl. Occasionally, he also indulges in other non-hipster stuff, like hiking.